Harwich, MA 02645-3151
I was Certified by the New York Pilates® Studio under the tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska as an Authentic Pilates™ Instructor and through Romana’s Pilates Instructor Training Program. I am also a Pilates Method Aliance Gold-Certified Instructor. I have completed more than 2000 hours of comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training in Philadelphia, Boston, and New York, and I am regarded as a second-generation Pilates teacher, tracing my Pilates lineage back to Joseph Pilates himself through my teachers Romana Kryzanowska and Sari Mejia Santo, who learned directly from Joseph Pilates at his original studio in New York City. I have also trained with Pilates Elders Jay Grimes, Mary Bowen, Kathy Grant, and Lolita San Miguel, as well as master teachers Bob Liekens, Peter Fiasca, Cynthia Lochard, Jerome Weinberg, June Hines, Brooke Siler, Alycea Ungaro, Michael Fritzke and Ton Voogt. I travel to New York City regularly throughout the year to continue her studies with Romana's Pilates program at True Pilates New York (formerly Drago's Gym) and attend Romana's Instructor Conferences each year. I was first introduced to Pilates as a dancer in 1978, and have been teaching since 1993. Certified in all levels of Pilates mat and apparatus work, I am dedicated to maintaining and teaching the original system of exercises and philosophies developed by Joseph H. Pilates — what is today called True Pilates.
In 2009, I became a Teacher Trainer for the United States Pilates Association™ ( U.S.P.A™). I am a teacher of teachers for The New York Pilates Studio®Teacher Certification Program, with Joe's Place-True Pilates serving as a training site and affiliate studio.
I am a State Licensed Massage Therapist and Reflexologist, Certified by the National Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, with a specialty Certification in Orthopedic Massage. My technique incorporates many years of training in sports massage, orthopedic massage, myofascial release, trigger point & deep tissue therapy, Swedish massage, reflexology, shiatsu and Thai massage.
I am a Licensed Personal and Corporate Wellness Coach and Certified Nutrition Specialist, an ACE-Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist, an ACSM-Certified Health & Fitness Specialist, and a Personal Trainer, Certified by both the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. I also completed certificate training in the TRX Suspension System in 2010. A former professional dancer and NIKE-sponsored fitness spokesperson, with more than twenty-five years' experience in the health and fitness industry, my background includes extensive training in exercise physiology, kinesiology, strength and conditioning, post-rehab fitness, nutrition, and stress management, as well as practical experience in health club, sports medicine, physical therapy and hospital settings.
I am a member of the National Association of Professional Women, the American Massage Therapy Association, the Pilates Method Alliance, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, and Wellcoaches.
I earned my Master of Science degree in Health Psychology after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting. When away from my Pilates business, I enjoy working in my home studio producing oil paintings and drawings, primarily studies of the human figure and the body in motion. I am currently at work on a practical manual of the True Pilates System, which will be illustrated with a series of figure drawings depicting the artful movement patterns of Pilates.
ACE - Personal Trainer
ACSM - ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
ACSM - ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
NSCA - Certified Personal Trainer
TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course
Wellcoaches - Certified Health & Wellness Coach
FMS - FMS Certification
PMA - PMA Certified Pilates Teacher
Romana Pilates - Instructor Training Certification, Stages 1-3
The Pilates Studio - Comprehensive 700 Hours Pilates Teacher Training Program
U.S. Pilates Association - The New York Pilates Studio Teacher Certification Program